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Kala, Manchester,

Kala

4.7
4.7
1858 Reviews
£26 to £40
Bistro
Welcome to Kala, from the team behind Sticky Walnut, Burnt Truffle, Hispi, Wreckfish and Pinion. We look forward to welcoming you soon.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 14 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Bistro, British, Contemporary British
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00–14:30 Sun 12:00–17:00 Dinner Mon–Thu 17:00–20:30 Fri, Sat 17:00–21:30
  • Phone number
    0161 839 3030
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Are you planning a special event? Our Elite Bistro Events team would be delighted to cater for you at your chosen location in the North West or even further afield. Send us an email to events@elitebistros.com with details of what you are looking for and we will be happy to help.
  • Private party facilities
    We are able to host private dinners for up to 65 guests, through an exclusive hire of the restaurant. There are no hire charges, only a minimum spend would be required. Please contact the restaurant for details.
  • Area
    Manchester
  • Cross Street
    55 King Street
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    You can get to King Street by Bus, Train or Tram with stops for the following services nearby <br />Bus: 1, 17, 203, 37, 41, 42B, 84, 86<br />Train: Within 10-15 min walk of all Manchester major train stations<br />Metrolink: Purple line
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Vegan, Wine
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Experiences

  • Bistro offer - 2 for £15

    2 Jan - 30 Mar 2024
    Dine from our Bistro Menu for some lovely dishes at amazing value. 2 courses for £15 or 3 for £20. It’s available at lunchtimes Monday – Friday and until 6:30 from Monday – Thursday. We’ve worked hard with our chefs to strip things back and keep things really simple. It’s good, hearty, tasty stuff served to you by a team who love what they do. And sometimes you don’t need anything more than that.

What 1,858 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Good for business meals

  • Manchester/Greater Manchester

    Good for business meals

  • Manchester

    Good for business meals

  • Manchester

    Good for business meals

1,859 Reviews
  1. PaulaN

    Manchester

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fab food and great service. The staff were really attentive. Lovely home cooked but very tasty food

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  2. RogerC

    Angus

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food. Excellent service . All staff fully engaged and friendly

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  3. lauraj

    Manchester

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Still the best Sunday dinner in Manchester! Can’t beat the food, staff and value for money

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  4. Deanne

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Visited Kala last night had their bistro menu 3 courses for £20 food was delicious, couple of nice glasses of wine and a coffee to finish. Excellent value of just over £40 each for such high quality food. Service was good we weren't rushed.

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  5. JasonT

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lunch at Kala, 2 courses for £15, absolute no brainer, food amazing as always!!!!!

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  6. Brightonvisits

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had the bistro lunch menu. Fewer options than I’d expected but it was a Monday lunch so don’t suppose they get overly busy. My cauliflower croquettes were pleasant enough-a subtle taste. The beetroot tart was lovely and was accompanied by a (relatively huge) portion of whipped cheese (??) My friend really liked the panna cotta. Wine was nice. Man who showed me to the table very welcoming. Service attentive if a little detached. I thought it was great value for money and would definitely return (and try a more extensive menu).

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just an excellent meal all around. Great food, service and ambience! The chicken schnitzel was a highlight.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a great time. The food was excellent and (Disney) John was brilliant and looked after us with very attentive service. He really made our time at Kala a great experience.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Told waiter we needed to be out by 7pm and we were having 3 course menu. Arrived early at 5.20 for 5.45 reservation and was seated quickly. Thought we would have enough time with early arrival. Puddings arrived at 7.03pm so not ideal to bolt. Disappointing service

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  10. JoanneD

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place, intimate feel, food outstanding , the service was brilliant our waiter very attentive. Will defiantly visit again

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  11. cliffo

    London

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant food. Great service. Absolutely would recommend.

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  12. Sophie

    Manchester

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    See seperate email sent. Good quality nowhere near as good as usual.

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  13. Lyndseyc

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food and great service. Recommend visiting this restaurant

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  14. Olivia

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service! Really enjoyed our Valentine’s Day meal and would deffo go again.

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  15. AliW

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for Valentine’s Day, for the set menu at £75pp. The food was outstanding, particularly the two starters and the Chateaubriand. Friendly service, nice atmosphere, will be back!

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  16. Fluffy

    Devon

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service from start to finish. I’d recommend starting the evening with one of their delicious cocktails in the stylish downstairs bar. Interesting food and flavour combinations covering the full range of fish, meat and vegetarian options. I’d recommend the pigs cheek starter and chicken schnitzel for main. If you want a smaller size dessert opt for the decadent fudge (5 generous pieces) which was very tasty. Wine list and recommendations with each dish really worked well. The staff are all extremely efficient and friendly. Would definitely return and recommend to friends and family. Great job Team Kala 👍

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I saw the menu and there was so much that I wanted to try. Seven of us ate from the main lunch menu and all commented that everything was perfectly cooked and very well presented. A flawless service from start to finish, excellent, thank you all.

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  18. liamw

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We’ve been to Kala a number of times and have never been disappointed. The food is fantastic and the staff were attentive and friendly. See you again soon.

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  19. VanessaE

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were a table of 4, and all had different starters, mains and desserts; every dish was outstanding! Service was attentive and congenial, a really memorable night. Highly recommend

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  20. Redpanda

    Shropshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food here was absolutely first class. Service was excellent. A tad noisy but not a major issue.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The staff are what makes this place. The food was very average, unfortunately. The acoustics are terrible so you can't have a clear conversation. The staff absolutely lovely. I won't be going again, which is a shame as I feel the waiting staff are utterly wasted here.

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  22. captainsausages

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice location - excellent value lunch, wine list reasonable. As it's a Good Food Guide entry I was pleased we made the effort. Only downside is those concrete steps - just a bit too industrial for me and detracts from the overall ambience.

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  23. CourtH

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Can’t fault it. Great staff, great atmosphere and great food!

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  24. Paula

    Manchester

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was meeting a friend for a mid week dinner and we could not have chosen a more perfect location. The cocktails, wine, food and service were all excellent. The bistro menu is such good value. I can’t wait to book again.

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  25. MichelR

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, super tasty food, proper value for money

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  26. JenW

    Yorkshire

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had family visiting from the US so I booked Kala knowing it meant a guaranteed great meal. Loved it as always. Please start selling massive jars of those gordal olives!

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  27. KenanD

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful service and experience. The food was perfectly cooked and exceptionally presented, our waiter was very welcoming and friendly. I didn’t catch our waiter’s name, but he was working the lunch shift on Saturday. We are already planning our next visit!

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  28. CheshireCat

    Manchester

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dining experience as always. A great team in place.

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  29. AnneB

    Manchester

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beetroot tart. Such a trite name for a Taste Sensation. Pastry superb. Loved it. And as always those P and T chips . Sublime

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  30. Graeme

    West Lothian

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Great range on the main menu and the recommended wines per dish is a nice touch.

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  31. AdamWinship

    Manchester

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 30 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic as always. Ragu was amazing, Arancini balls were equally as good

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  32. HappyChapp

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great venue that's convenient for work and again, all diners had different meals and everyone was more than happy with the quality and flavours .

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  33. everblink

    Manchester

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favourite places to eat. Lovely staff and atmosphere. Kids eat free on Sundays too!

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  34. cheshirecat

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Chicken schnitzel was excellent and Eccles cake & cheese was delicious.

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  35. HelenA

    Cambridge

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely unfussy atmosphere and food always reliable.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Manchester

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Always good , quite noisy - but a sign everyone was enjoying themselves!

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  37. PaulH

    London

    24 reviews

    2.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Overall fairly average. Nothing to get excited about in terms of food, decor, ambiance or service. Music playing was quite good.

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  38. FTopacho

    London

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 24 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Simply wonderful and fun dishes. Service was lovely. I went in early January, so it wasn't busy but I think the atmosphere would be buzzing. I was very impressed with my rarebit and spiced chicken.

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  39. SteveR

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were excellent as always. I had the roast, my wife the cod and the free kids meal was a great bonus.

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  40. AnthonyT

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fabulous food. Great service. Great night out with friends

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Kala is rated 4.7 stars by 1858 OpenTable diners.

Kala does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 14 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Kala

55 King Street, Manchester, M2 4LQ

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    55 King Street
  • Area
    Manchester
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00–14:30 Sun 12:00–17:00 Dinner Mon–Thu 17:00–20:30 Fri, Sat 17:00–21:30
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Bistro, British, Contemporary British
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    You can get to King Street by Bus, Train or Tram with stops for the following services nearby Bus: 1, 17, 203, 37, 41, 42B, 84, 86Train: Within 10-15 min walk of all Manchester major train stationsMetrolink: Purple line
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Vegan, Wine
  • Phone number
    0161 839 3030
  • Catering
    Are you planning a special event? Our Elite Bistro Events team would be delighted to cater for you at your chosen location in the North West or even further afield. Send us an email to events@elitebistros.com with details of what you are looking for and we will be happy to help.
  • Private party facilities
    We are able to host private dinners for up to 65 guests, through an exclusive hire of the restaurant. There are no hire charges, only a minimum spend would be required. Please contact the restaurant for details.
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